Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning cerebrovascular accident No. 124 of 2011

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Amendment Statement of Principles
concerning
 
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT
No. 124 of 2011
 
for the purposes of the
 
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
and
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
 
1.                     This Instrument may be cited as Statement of Principles concerning cerebrovascular accident No. 124 of 2011.
 
2.                     The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning cerebrovascular accident Instrument No. 52 of 2006, by:
 
(A)        Replacing existing factor "(l)(v)" in clause 6 with the following:
"(l)(v)         using a drug belonging to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class of drugs, excluding aspirin, paracetamol and topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for a continuous period of at least 30 days before the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident, where the last dose of the drug was taken within the seven days before the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident; or";
(B)         Inserting a new factor "(l)(xxi)" immediately following factor "(l)(xx)" in clause 6 as follows:
"(l)(xxi)      having active migraine with aura at the time of the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident; or";
 
and
(C)              Inserting a new definition for "having active migraine" in clause 9 as follows:
'"having active migraine" means having at least one migraine headache per year;'.
 
3.                     The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 52 of 2006, section 120B of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and section 339 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 apply.
 
4.                     The amendment made by this instrument takes effect from 2 November 2011.
 
Dated this   twenty-first   day of   October   2011
 
 
The Common Seal of the                    )
Repatriation Medical Authority          )
was affixed to this instrument                        )
in the presence of:                               )
 
KEN DONALD
CHAIRPERSON
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